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The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Last Modified: 10/18/2018
College of Health Affairs
Dept Comm Sciences and Disorders
1201 W University Dr (EHABW 1.264)
Edinburg, TX 78539
Phone: (956)665-2387
Fax: (956)665-5238
E-mail Address: donald.fuller@utrgv.edu
http://www.utrgv.edu/communication-disorders/index.htm

CAA Accreditation Information

Accredited

Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology
CAA Accredited (MS) (2015 - 2023)
Next Accreditation Review: August 2022

Programs

Undergraduate Degree - Bachelor of Science (BS)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Health Affairs
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Entire Degree Offered Online:
No
Part-Time Enrollment:
The degree program does not accept part-time students.
Multicultural/Bilingual Emphasis:
Bilingual emphasis
Multicultural emphasis
Study Abroad Opportunities:
The degree program does not offer study abroad opportunities.
Areas of Research:
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Augmentative/alternative communication
Autism spectrum disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
No federal or state funded grants and contracts
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
Data not available.
Minority Serving Institution:
Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Application Process:
University online application
Other: Program hard copy application

Enrollment

Total Undergraduate Enrollment:
82

Graduation

Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 39
Part time: 0
Total: 39

Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology - Master of Science (MS)

General

Administrative Location:
College of Health Affairs
Program Director:
Donald R. Fuller, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Clinic Director:
Betsaida Rodriguez, M.A., CCC-SLP
Combined Degree Programs Offered:
No
Entire Degree Offered Online:
No
Part-Time Enrollment:
The degree program does not accept part-time students.
Multicultural/Bilingual Emphasis:
Bilingual emphasis
Multicultural emphasis
Study Abroad Opportunities:
Italy: Logo Centro Medico Otorinolaringoiatrico-Foniatrico-Logopedico Ireland: University College; Trinity College Puerto Rico: Universidad Puerto Rico-Medical Center; Pontificio Universidad Catolica; GoGo Pediatric Institute
Areas of Research:
Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Science:
Augmentative/alternative communication
Autism spectrum disorders
Language: typical development, normal processes, disorders
Institution Grants and Contract(s)
No federal or state funded grants and contracts
Postdoctoral Opportunities:
No postdoctoral opportunities
Specialty Tracks / Unique Features:
We provide a graduate program with a heavy emphasis on multicultural and multilingual service delivery. This is program emphasis and not a specialty track.
Minority Serving Institution:
Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)
NSSLHA Chapter:
Yes

Admissions

Admission Contact:
Email Address: donald.fuller@utrgv.edu
Application Deadline(s):
Application deadline for Fall admission: February 01
Application Process:
University online application
Application Requirements:
CSD undergraduate degree
Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score
Letters of recommendation: 3
Writing sample/essay: 1
Average GRE Score for Applicants Offered Admission:
Verbal reasoning: 144.16
Quantitative reasoning: 142.88
Analytical writing: 3.5
GPA Range for Applicants Offered Admission:
3.00-3.85
Undergraduate Prerequisites Required:
No
Offer Prerequisite Courses:
No
Number of Applications Received:
Full-time Students: 93
Part-time Students: 0
Total: 93
Number of Admission Offers:
Full time: 25
Part time: 0
Total: 25
Number of Admission Offers with Funding:
3

Enrollment

Target Class Size:
25
First-Year Enrollment:
Full-time students: 24
Part-time students: 0
Total: 24
Total Graduate Enrollment:
Full-time students: 45
Part-time students: 0
Total: 45

Graduation

Credit Hour Requirement:
Total semester credit hours: 58
Additional Requirements:
Capstone project
Comprehensive exam
Other: Pass Praxis Exam (in which case the comprehensive exam is waived)
Average Time to Degree (CED):
Total semesters: 6
Total Number of Degrees Granted:
Full time: 21
Part time: 0
Total: 21